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Product Name
Nanopath collector

At present, rice alloys with cream coating on its surface are used to make water-separating collectors. Rice is an alloy of copper and zinc, which usually contains tin and arsenic. Arsenic is a very toxic element for the human body, especially when ingested in drinking water. The purpose of this product is to produce water-separated collectors with aluminum alloy coated to reduce price, increase corrosion resistance, wear and stability and most importantly increase the health of these parts.
As mentioned, the collectors produced with rice alloy are not hygienically suitable due to the presence of elements such as tin and arsenic. Also, the cream coating that they create on it has many environmental problems. The high price of rice along with the high weight of brass parts is also one of the major problems of products made with this alloy.
Aluminum and its alloys are much safer in this regard, but aluminum alloys may not be able to compete with rice due to their hardness or corrosion resistance. For this reason, in the uncovered state, managers of the collector and bushings industries prefer to use rice. However, by creating hard ceramic and oxide coatings and nanostructures on the surface of aluminum alloys, these aluminum weaknesses can be covered.
Oxide coatings have already been applied and used for parts such as kitchen utensils, heat dissipation heat sinks, solar water heaters, etc. There have been problems with the facilities and systems needed to create these coatings, which have now been removed with the help of new designs and the use of modern electronic knowledge.
Aluminum has weaknesses that are removed by creating an oxide layer of hard, sticky nanostructures on its surface. The oxide coating created on aluminum is aluminum or alumina. Alumina is one of the most important ceramic materials that has various applications in various fields. Among the various and prominent properties of alumina, we can mention mechanical properties such as high compressive strength, high hardness and also its high refractive index. The high hardness of alumina makes it resistant to abrasion. Therefore, it is used in various cases such as wear-resistant coatings for pipes and ducts, pumps and valves and fibers for guiding fibers, wires, etc. Due to its high hardness, alumina is also used as a metal cutting tool at high temperatures. Also, due to its neutrality, alumina has no tendency to react, so it meets all the modern standards of the world in terms of health, which is why this coating has been used in making kitchen utensils (fish and pots) for many years.
The main weaknesses of these products are the production of polymeric water and brain partition collectors, which are now made of brass alloys, low abrasion resistance, unhealthiness, high density, low weight-to-strength ratio and high price of rice. By choosing the right aluminum alloy and creating oxide nanostructured coatings on the surface of this metal, all the weaknesses mentioned above will be eliminated. In making this product, special grades of aluminum alloys have been used and this alloy itself has special properties without coating. This series of aluminum alloys are the most widely used aluminum alloys in the form of sheets, profiles, seamless pipes, rods, extruded pipes, in the construction of small boat bodies, buildings, home appliances, pipelines (hydraulic systems for oil and gas and Condensers) and those that require structures that are strong, weldable, and corrosion resistant.
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Advantages
Nanopath collector

Andasing has greatly increased the use of aluminum and its alloys, and it is used in places where the use of non-anodized aluminum is not possible. Applications such as substrate for painting or other all-organic work, creating intermediate layers for adhesives, or producing a nanometer-layer for famous anodized layers. This process creates an oxide layer with a desired thickness and corrosion resistance that improves the appearance of aluminum and thus the use of aluminum in cases that require a beautiful appearance, such as sports equipment, pharmaceutical industry, health and packaging. Or corrosion resistance is very high, it spreads like shipbuilding industries. Andes aluminum has attracted a lot of attention due to its various properties, such as dielectric properties for aluminum capacitors or xenon pores for filters and chemical biosensors. Due to the simplicity and friendliness of the production process, Andyes aluminum is widely used for architectural and construction applications.
Understanding the properties of aluminum and the properties of oxide nanostructured coatings can easily provide a wide variety of applications to coated aluminum parts. The advantages of collectors and bushings made with aluminum alloy with oxidized nanostructured coatings compared to rice alloy are as follows:
1- Hardness: The hardness of anodized aluminum is about 800 to 1000 Vickers, equivalent to 65 to 70 Rockwell C, while the hardness of rice in the best conditions of tempering and composition does not exceed 200 Vickers.
2- Abrasion resistance: Hard anodized coatings with high adhesion and hardness make the surface of the part highly resistant to abrasion. Also, due to the nature of the ceramic coating, the wear coefficients on the opposite side of the metal show a lower coefficient of friction than the metal-metal couplings, which again increases the wear resistance.
3- Corrosion resistance: Aluminum is inherently corrosion resistant metal and with aluminum coating, its corrosion resistance is one of the best in engineering alloys. Compared to rice, in addition to the types of corrosion, such as the corrosion of choice for aluminum, it is not a concern. Thanks to the thick aluminum oxide coating, the uniform corrosion resistance of the coated aluminum parts is much higher.
4 – Chemical neutrality: Rice is a copper alloy. Copper is a corrosion-resistant metal among the most common metal alloys in the industry, but this resistance is more common in pure form than in alloys. In addition, copper has a relatively high resistance in play environments, but in acidic environments it is easily ionized and dissolved in the environment. Compared to uncoated aluminum, it determines whether copper and its alloys are used, or aluminum and its alloys, but compared to anodized aluminum, since the surface layers of aluminum combine with oxygen and the metal is deactivated. Chemical resistance is much higher and the tendency to combine is much lower.
5- Biocompatibility: In brass parts for building facilities, a small amount of arsenic has been used, which is a very toxic and harmful element for living organisms. Although coatings such as hard cream have somewhat prevented arsenic from entering the water, this problem is still serious for uncovered parts and parts whose coating has been damaged. Oxide coatings on aluminum are therefore very safe. Andy’s coatings are also recyclable without the slightest risk to the environment. Aluminum recycling is also easier because it has a lower melting point and has less environmental problems than copper and its alloys.
Facilitate cleaning, resistance to salt deposition and corrosion products: Since oxide coatings are chemically neutral and resistant to corrosion, the tendency to react as sediment and corrosion products is low. Also, materials that are present in the form of salt deposits in the water need an active surface to be sanded, which is not provided to them through the anodized coatings.
In fact, ceramic parts are very brittle and cannot be machined. Aluminum parts also suffer from defects such as hardness and low abrasion resistance. Aluminum parts with oxide nanostructured coatings have the advantages of aluminum and ceramic parts and do not have any defects.
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Construction method
Nanopath collector

In this product, special grade aluminum is used and after extruding and turning the alloy, the desired piece is ready to be covered. Due to the choice of special alloys, extrusion and turning can be done completely industrially. For example, at this stage, a pipe of this alloy was prepared and machining and all work was done on the desired part. Then, after greasing and performing the initial steps for covering, the desired part was placed in the plating tub and the desired flow was applied on it. And about 80 microns of oxidized nanostructured coating was formed on the aluminum. At present, the company is able to carry out all the steps of industrial production of this invention. Considering the low manufacturing cost of this part and the countless advantages it can have over brass products, a revolution in the building installation industry is expected.
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Application
Collector

Collector usage: Collector is basically the meaning and concept of the distributor, and the collectors’ custom is usually made of black steel, galvanized or brass, and is used for flowing cold water and closed circuit heating or water consumption and sometimes for gas passage. To take. Obviously, the passage of water in black steel will eventually corrode and will not last long, and rice collectors, which usually require watering, will be much heavier in weight and much more expensive. Instead of using the above options, we decided to use special aluminum alloys, which are much lighter and cheaper, with oxidized nanostructured coatings, in building installations for cold and hot cooling and water supply systems and gas supply.
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